Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Purple Maia Foundation N/A HI United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,644,816

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,887,255

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 845,307

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Rover Wrestling Club Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
BeCause For Hope United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art Council Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Purple Maia Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,644,816

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13110 records found.